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Welcome to the web home of:


(or Arc2)


When all normal means of communication fail, we succeed!


Our address is:


c/o American Red Cross Northern New Jersey

Disaster Operations Center (DOC)

209 Fairfield Road

Fairfield, NJ 07004
(973) 797-3300


SeeContact Us for more info.

Meetings are the 3rd Monday of every month.

They re held in Fairfield, the address above

a link to the State Red Cross web sites: http://www.redcross.org/nj/

30 minute Video introduction to amateur radio:



Recording of phone patch from Haiti


ARC Squared- or Arc What's that?

bulletIt stands for American Red Cross Amateur Radio Club
bulletWe are located at the Northern New Jersey headquarters of the North Jersey regional chapter Chapter of the American Red Cross, and our "Base station", Call sign NJ2RC, is located in the Disaster Operations Center ("DOC")
bulletIt is a project started in 2005 by ARC volunteers to improve the ARC's ability to communicate during disaster and emergency operations.
bulletIt is not a corporation or other legal entity.  It is a group of hams interested in assisting The American Red Cross.  Hams are urged to become official Red Cross volunteers/
bulletMembers are interested emergency communications using amateur (Ham) radio, and are (or aspire to be) licensed by the FCC as Ham radio operators.


In Arcsquared:  Membership in ARCSquared is free and is open anyone who is interested in assisting the Region with communications in time of emergency or disaster.  As a volunteer organization, we welcome all, whether or not you currently possess a Ham "Ticket" or license.  If not, we will assist you in obtaining your ticket, and give you hands on experience with our equipment.


In Red Cross:  Joining The American Red Cross as an official Disaster Cycle Services  volunteer is optional but is highly recommended.  Volunteering with The American Red Cross makes you part of the tens of thousands of individuals who willingly donate time to alleviate human suffering cause by disasters. 

Joining ie easy.  These instructions are effective for the Web Site published as of January, 2014,

Just go to http://www.redcross.org/support/volunteer/opportunities#step1, insert your zip code, click on your region under the heading “Apply Now with Your Local Red Cross”.   They will allow you to fill out an application and establish a profile through their Volunteer Connection web portal.  Attend an orientation, get trained, and get involved!



If you have problems joining, email info@arcsquared.org, and we will assist.